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Nov 7, 2012 5:00pm PST
people this week didn't give us a mandate to simply do the simple thing. they elected us to lead. they gave us a mandate to work together to do the best for our country. >> reporter: both parties will have to compromise by the end of the year to avoid the so- called "fiscal cliff." if they don't, the country faces a rollback of tax cuts as well as big cuts to defense and social programs. and there will be little time for the winners to celebrate. next tuesday, congress convenes and the top discussion will be on that "fiscal cliff." at the white house, tara mergener cbs 5. >> mitt romney and his wife left their boston hotel this morning. their future is uncertain. romney spent the past six years running for president. what's next? the initial plan is to spend time with family. but his wife recently said he will not run again for president. there is april general consensus the 65-year-old politician was unlikely -- there is a general consensus the 65-year-old politic was unlikely to disappear from the public altogether. >>> voters endorsed proposition 30, governor brown's plan to hike sa
Nov 12, 2012 5:00pm PST
. the department of elections has closed for the day and the workers have gone home. there are still about 1500 provisional ballots that they have to count by hand. and as you mentioned, there is only a 33-vote difference between the two candidates in district 7. we still don't know who the supervisor will be. johnarns, the director, said there is a lot of work to do, and as far as he's concerned, the only number that matters is at the one at the end, when the election is certified and that won't be until december 4th. >> i'm not announcing a winner here or saying that even tomorrow or thursday will be the final tabulation. until i ser the election and i have until december 4th to ser the election, that's when there will be a winner for district 7. >> so what takes so long? well as i say, they have to be counted by hand. basically we've broke it into three categories. first is the out-stack, the machine can't read the votes. they circled the name instead of putting a line through the bubble and gets kicked out. the second one is called an over-vote, where more than one candidate in t
Nov 9, 2012 5:00pm PST
president talked about publicly post-election. and today there are new signals of communication between the president and the house speaker john boehner. >> i'm not wedded to every detail of my plan. i'm open to compromise. i'm open to new ideas. >> everyone wants to get our economy moving again. everyone wants to get more americans back to work again. >> reporter: could this be washington code for a real compromise? political science expert max neimann says that's exactly what it is. >> and there's a kind of dance taking place in which each side wants to portray itself as the one that is reasonable. >> reporter: that could be tough on capitol hill. today the president promised to veto any deals that include tax cuts on people making more than $250,000 a year a move republicans say will only cost more jobs. >> if we're serious about reducing the deficit, we have to combine spending cuts with revenue. and that means asking the wealthiest americans to pay a little more in taxes. >> according to the ernst & young raising the top rates would destroy nearly 700,000 jobs in our country. >> report
Nov 13, 2012 5:00pm PST
be a very personal and private decision. >> reporter: it may be a tough one. she was first elected in congress 25 years ago. sworn in with her family at her side. that was the beginning of her rise. in 2002 she had her first leadership position as the minority whip. a year later she took the tough spot for her party as minority leader. by 2007 she made history as the first woman to hold the position of speaker of the house, a role she held until her party lost the majority in the 2010 election. since then, she has been the minority leader. if she steps down, this could be a massive loss for her party. >> she's been one of the great democratic leaders of a generation. she is a fighter. she'll be a fighter every moment of her life. that is just who she is. >> i'll see you tomorrow at 10:00. or for those of you who are interested. >> reporter: playing to the press there. there are different scenarios that could play out if she chooses to stay and one of the pockets is -- the possibilities that she could fight the fiscal cliff and then retire. we'll know more tomorrow. >>> founder of t
Nov 8, 2012 5:00pm PST
go. >> wow. people's generosity is astounding. thank you. >>> the good news, the election is over. the bad news, now you're going to be hearing a lot about something even more terrifying. >> the so-called "fiscal cliff." >> reporter: the so-called "fiscal cliff." >> looms the so-called "fiscal cliff." >> the looming "fiscal cliff." >> the impending "fiscal cliff." >> what's looming and impending is a term coined by fed chairman ben bernanke. without a budget deal before the end of the year, families will see their taxes go up two to three thousand dollars. and 1200 government programs will see their budgets slashed. and this could be a tough blow for an economy making a slow recovery. >> it's very, very likely we suffer very deep recession and i don't think that's the way we want to go here. >> of course, congress built this cliff when lawmakers approved budget cuts to reach a deal on the debt ceiling. and that deadline comes just as the bush-era tax cuts are set to expire. washington worries caused stocks to fall extending a slump into a second day. dow down today 121, nasdaq dow
Nov 14, 2012 5:00pm PST
] >> the fact is that everything that i have done in my almost i guess decade now of leadership is to elect younger and newer people to the congress. >> technically pelosi needs to win a leadership vote to stay on as minority leader but democrats say she is a lock. >>> each day thousands of bay area families are stretched so thin financially, they can barely put food on the table. so tonight, we kick off our annual drive, "food for bay area families." roberta gonzales is at whole foods in san francisco with more on how you can help. roberta. >> reporter: elizabeth, i'm so excited because i had been involved with "food for bay area families" each and every year and this is our tenth annual food drive and it's better than ever i we're at a brand-new whole foods off ocean avenue. tell me about this excellent new program you're offering. >> is he grab and give is a program for customers to be able to donate breakfast, lunch, dinner or a whole day of food for a family of four in need at any register at any whole foods market store in the greater bay area. >> reporter: how does it work? >> you ju
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